Seattle book festival in trouble by Maud | October 21st, 2003 Attendance dropped sharply at this year’s Seattle Bookfest. Some have attributed the decline to a new $10 admission fee. Whatever the reason, the future of the festival, which costs $150,000 annually, is in doubt. (Via Publishers Lunch.) Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreRedditPinterestEmailLinkedIn Comments are closed.